1 pound small navy beans (or your favourite bean)
1 onion; chopped
2 sticks celery; chopped
3/4 cup chopped carrots
2 tablespoon chopped garlic from a jar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 bay leaves, dried
Leftover ham bone with meat on it
1-1/2 cup chopped up ham; optional
4-5 cups water
Broth from the cooked ham
3 tablespoon fat from ham broth
Step 1: Remove any bad beans or rock that you may find. Soak the beans in water with 2 tbsp baking soda overnight.
Step 2: Drain the water and rinse the beans.
Step 3: Slice the carrots, celery, and onions.
Step 4: In a crock-pot, add in the sliced veggies and the meaty ham bone.
Step 5: Add in the grease from the ham and the leftover juice.
Step 6: Add in water and the rest of the spices.
Step 7: Place the crock-pot on the stove and turn the heat to medium and cook for 6 hours or until the done.
Step 8: Remove the bone and cook for another 2 hours.
Step 9: Serve with cornbread. Enjoy!